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Rapid room temperature crystallization of TiO2 nanotubes

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This paper reports a very efficient and reproducible technique for room temperature crystallization of titanium dioxide in a record time of 5 minutes, by application of alternating voltage square pulses. The well aligned tubular formation of crystalline nanotubes is confirmed through various characterization techniques, and the mechanism of crystallization is explained based on the pulse induced electrophilic–nucleophilic reaction. This ultrafast pulsed crystallization method provides a viable alternative for the widely used post fabrication thermal annealing and is highly applicable in device fabrication.

Graphical abstract: Rapid room temperature crystallization of TiO2 nanotubes

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The article was received on 08 Dec 2016, accepted on 27 Feb 2017 and first published on 27 Feb 2017

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE02526A
CrystEngComm, 2017,19, 1585-1589

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    Rapid room temperature crystallization of TiO2 nanotubes

    A. J. K., M. Thankamoniamma, J. Puigdollers, A. R., B. Pradeep, T. Shripathi and R. R. Philip, CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 1585
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CE02526A

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